Sai Praneeth vs Pannawit Thongnuam, Thailand Open semifinal, As it happened

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 03, 2017 15:13 IST

Final score Praneeth 21-11 21-15 Thongnuam


15:13 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Praneeth will face fourth seed Jonathan Christie in the final! Follow it here on Sportskeeda!

14:58 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Meanwhile in the women's singles, Saina Nehwal is all set to begin her semifinal. You can follow it here.

14:57 (IST)3 JUN 2017

It's over! A great win for Sai Praneeth. He marches into the final!

14:55 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Praneeth in the ascendancy now. He has just two points to go.

14:51 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Still a tight contest. 14-13 now.

14:50 (IST)3 JUN 2017

All square at 12-12.

14:48 (IST)3 JUN 2017

At the break, we are locked at 11-10 in favour of the Indian.

14:46 (IST)3 JUN 2017

After a hot streak by Sai, the Thai shuttler has struck back with three points in a row. Even stevens in the second at 10-9.

14:42 (IST)3 JUN 2017

We're all square at 6-6. Where will this match go from here?

14:41 (IST)3 JUN 2017

It's 6-4 in favour of the Indian so far.

14:38 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Even start to the second game. 2-2 after the first four points.

14:35 (IST)3 JUN 2017

FIRST GAME TO SAI PRANEETH! The Indian cruises to a 21-11 scoreline to take the first game. More of the same in the second please!

14:34 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Game point for Sai Praneeth.

14:31 (IST)3 JUN 2017

The Indian is inching towards taking the first game. It is 16-9 now!

14:30 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Sai has now picked up seven out of the previous nine points to extend his lead to 14-7!

14:27 (IST)3 JUN 2017

The Indian is up at the break. 11-7 is how the scoreline reads.

14:25 (IST)3 JUN 2017

The Indian is in the ascendancy now. 9-5 to Sai!

14:23 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Sai takes four points in a row and we are now at 6-3.

14:21 (IST)3 JUN 2017

The first four points are shared equally. 2-2!

14:18 (IST)3 JUN 2017

The men's singles semifinals is underway! It will be Sai Praneeth to serve.

13:41 (IST)3 JUN 2017

The doubles match is all set to go into the deciding game. Praneeth's match will begin after it.

12:46 (IST)3 JUN 2017

Savitree Amritapai/Pacharapun Chochuwong are taking on Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu in the women's doubles semifinals on court 2. Praneeth's match begins after this.

11:52 (IST)3 JUN 2017

The lone Indian male shuttler in the fray, Sai Praneeth will be looking to lift yet another trophy at the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2017 as he faces off against Pannawit Thongnuam of Thailand in the semifinal.

The 24-year-old is only the second male player to win a Super Series title after Srikant Kidambi and has made it to the semifinals of the Thailand Open with relative ease, winning all four matches so far in straight sets.

Thongnuam will be looking to use the home support to create another upset after he defeated the top seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in the previous round, recording a 21-17 17-21 21-8 victory.

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